Friday, February 1, 2008

2 Events For Pomonans

First off, thanks to Meg for allowing me to post on this blog. I hope that it turns out to have been a good decision on her part.

The month of February will see two events for those interested in history, preservation, and living in Pomona.

First on tap is the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Pomona Valley, which will be held on Sunday, February 10. Always an interesting evening, this year will have the appropriate theme of Love In Pomona. Speakers will share their experiences of finding love in Pomona, or of places in Pomona that they love or that inspire love. In addition, there will be a silent auction of romantic items, a display of antique valentines and costumes, and the opportunity to have a romantic picture taken in a Victorian setting.

The evening kicks off at 6:00 pm at the Ebell Museum of Pomona History, with a wine reception and an opportunity to visit the museum and bid on silent auction items. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, with the program "love of People Places, and Things in Pomona" beginning at 7:30. Thsi will be followed by the Installation of officers at 8:00 pm and the announcement of Silent Auction winners at 8:30 pm.

The cost of the event is $25 for adults, and $20 for Children 10 and under. This is always a great, family friendly evening, and helps to support the Historical Society.

Pomona Heritage Installation Dinner

Pomona Heritage will hold their installation dinner the following Sunday, Feb. 17, at El Molcajete restaurant (formerly Osunas at Holt and Palomares). This event will be a sit-down dinner and will include a talk by Mickey Gallivan, President of Historical Society of Pomona valley and author of Images of America: Early Pomona.

No host cocktails begin at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:30 and our special speaker at 7:30pm. There will also be a silent auction with many items of interest to those interested in Pomona history.

In addition to these two meetings, there will also be a meeting of the Monroe St. neighbors who will be getting a presentation by the city regarding their petition to close off Monroe at Orange Grove/Garey. The neighborhood petition notes that Monroe has become a shortcut for speeding into the neighborhood and that there are serious safety issues, especially with cars making left turns at that intersection. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Ebell Museum of Pomona History on Wednesday, February 13. The Monroe neighbors thank Mickey Gallivan and the Historical Society for allowing us to use their facility for this meeting.


Ed said...


Would you mind giving us a rundown of what happened at the Monroe Street meeting? Has the city studied the traffic flow to determine where the cars are going? Did they discuss the impact closing Monroe would have on Garfield and Lincoln? I mention those two streets since they don't have any speed humps.

As we try to improve the city's livability, traffic flow will be key, so I'd hate to see the city swap one problem for another.

John Clifford said...


Monroe meeting was postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Ebell. I'm sure I'll have something to report once we actually meet with the city. I know Paula Lantz is also planning to attend as the schedule change was made to accommodate her schedule.

John Clifford said...

Just a brief update for those who are still reading this now long-in-the-tooth post for comments.

The Historical Society event was lightly attended, but quite good. The stories of Love in Pomona were interesting and well presented.

Our Heritage Installation Dinner last night was also lightly attended, but Mickey Gallivan's talk was very informative. It was a highly animated presentation of the information and pictures in her Images of America: Early Pomona book. Dinner was good (although the Barbacoa was a little spicier than some of our guests expected) and, as always, there was a lot of discussion about what's going on in the neighborhoods.

The meeting on the possibility of closing Monroe Street at Orange Grove/Garey is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 pm.